Going To A Town

Album: Release The Stars (2007)
Charted: 54
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  • Rufus Wainwright told Q Magazine October 2007 about writing this protest song: "I had no intention of writing 'Going To A Town.' It just came out in 10 minutes. I actually enjoy living in New York, enjoying the spoils of empire. That said, the political situation has become so horrific on so many levels that I don't think anyone can help writing about it."
  • George Michael covered this during his Symphonica tour of 2011/12. Michael's version can be heard on his 2014 Symphonica album.
  • In the music video, Wainwright interacts with three black-clad widows, inspired by The Three Graces of Greek mythology. Sophie Muller, who directed the singer's first video, "April Fools," helmed the clip.
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Comments: 4

  • Lisa from Santa Barbara Ca, CaWait. It's about Hurricane Katrina! Why isn't that on here?
  • Melissa from San Jose, Cai love love his voice, its so full.
  • Steve from London, Englandwhat a voice,what a song,,him and kd.lang should do a duet soon!!! how camp would that be??
  • Madison from Norway, MeI love this song. It graces my myspace page.
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